A400 ready for installation in Norway

Destination reached—Aurelia A400 has arrived on Eigerøy island, Norway, and can now be lifted to its place.

This A400 gas turbine is part of the ROBINSON research project's pilot plant. It will be installed at the premises of the ROBINSON partner Prima Protein, which is the island’s main consumer of fossil fuels. In 2019, its consumption was equivalent to 30GWh, 80% of fossil fuel consumption in Eigerøy.

To support islands’ decarbonisation, ROBINSON’s Energy Management System (EMS) will integrate across different energy vectors (electricity, heat and gas) existing and newly developed energy and storage technologies, such as Aurelia A400-based Combined Heat and Power unit (CHP), Anaerobic Digester assisted by Bio-Electrochemical Systems (AD+BES) to enable the conversion of liquid waste into biomethane, a mobile innovative wind turbine, a gasifier to covert bio-waste, and hydrogen-related technologies (electrolyser and storage system).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957752.

Read more about the research project here